"Train story" Train Tip by assedo
Train, Mumbai: 29 reviews and 51 photos
Train - It?s a good idea to buy the timetable train book.
I don?t know why but often at desk counter they don?t tell you all options you have to get to destination.
Tourist quota tickets are the best way to avoid long queue but the rule is that you can book only 24 hours in advance (not always applied) so you can book at the other counters previously filling a form with train name and number and personal detail.
Travel agencies can?t sell tourist quota tickets so could be, they say that a train is overbooked when there are still ticket.
You can get to someplace where there are no tourist quota ticket and tickets are already booked for days so that you get inserted in a waiting list and a seat can be confirmed only last hour.
So that?s happen to me, they confirmed the sleeper seat for a long overnight train but I had to share the seat with another person !!! Be aware that from seat number 70 it can happens.
So what you can do, in any case you don?t have a decent place, it is to give a bribe to the TC (man in charge in your coach), he certainly find a free place for you. The supposed amount is between Rs. 150 ? 250. I didn?t try but indian people confirmed me, even at the counter !!!
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